After you have set up a scorecard and have either user-entered or production measures in the system, you can immediately begin painting your strategy. To do this, use the PMF Strategy Map.
The Strategy Map is based on industry-standard technology including SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), which prints at boardroom-quality resolution, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which can be used to easily customize the appearance of the Strategy Map. This enables you to save the Strategy Map in SVG format for embedding in reports, and style the Strategy Map by adding or changing fonts, colors, and images, without modifying the underlying PMF code. You can also add a banner title to display the scorecard name and mission statement.
Note: The first 3 steps apply only to new scorecards.
The following image shows the Strategy Map palette area located to the right of the Strategy Map tree. The palette area is blank when you first launch the Strategy Map.
The Financial perspective is added to the palette area.
If you want to change the order of the perspectives, increase or decrease the vertical size of a perspective, or remove a perspective, right-click a perspective in the palette area, and select the desired option in the pop-up menu that opens.
The following image shows the perspectives added to the Strategy Map and the available options when you right-click a perspective.
The options available by right-clicking a perspective in the palette area include:
The selected objective is added to the palette area as a rectangle-shaped label.
Note: The default rectangle-shaped objective label can be changed using the Edit Scorecard form. For more information, see Editing, Deleting, and Creating Scorecards.
The objective is now anchored to the perspective, for example, Customer claims down is anchored to Customer, as shown in the following image.
Note: If you were to save the Strategy Map now, then navigate to the Author tab and check under the Customer perspective, you would find that the objective, Customer claims down, is now a child of that perspective.
If you want to start a link or remove an objective from the Strategy Map, right-click an objective in the palette area, and select the desired option from the pop-up menu that opens.
The following image shows the available options when you right-click an objective label.
The options available by right-clicking an objective label include:
Each link you create between two objectives represents the cause and effect relationship between those objectives. The network of links between all of your objectives is called a strategy in PMF.